EYE Experience Update Rolling Out Now to HTC One (M8) on Verizon

The HTC One (M8) on Verizon is receiving its EYE Experience update right now, according to at least two of our readers. HTC was expecting the push to happen today, so it appears as if Verizon came through on their end.

The update, for those new to the EYE Experience, introduces better face tracking of multiple people in a room, screen sharing, Split Capture feature (combination of simultaneous photos and videos taken with both cameras), Crop-Me-In mode (ignore this one), Voice Selfie (selfie explanatory), and more.

To check for the update, head into Settings>Phone update>Check for update. The update is 210.5MB in size. (more…)

Comparison: Nexus 6 vs. iPhone 6 (and Plus), Moto X, Galaxy Note 4, and More

Yesterday, during the madness that was Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Lollipop day, we put together a quick comparison of the new Google phone to its predecessors. The point was to show how far we have come over the years, both in terms of specs, price, and size. But what about the rest of the smartphone world? How does the Nexus 6 stack up to the new iPhones (6 and 6 Plus), Galaxy Note 4, Moto X, LG G3, Galaxy S5, and HTC One (M8)? Well, we have that info for you below in one of our classic charts.  (more…)

HTC One (M8 EYE) is Official in China With a 13MP Rear Duo Camera

During yesterday’s press event in NYC, we were expecting HTC to give us upwards of three products – the Desire EYE, RE camera, and a new HTC One (M8 EYE) that included a 13MP Duo Camera setup. We got the first two, but for whatever reason, the new One (M8) model didn’t make the cut, even though HTC seemed to have teased it the day before. Clearly, that wasn’t a tease at all, just a message to literally focus on the date only.

I have good news, though! The HTC One (M8 EYE) is now official…in China.  (more…)

HTC “Double Exposure” Event Live Blog (With Live Video)!

HTC kicks off the first of two major press events this week in New York City with their “Double Exposure” gathering that goes down this afternoon at 1PM Pacific (4PM Eastern). The event, which our boy Dave is in attendance at, is likely to showcase a new model of the One (M8) that may feature a 13MP Duo Camera setup. Outside of that, HTC appears to be ready to enter the GoPro camera arena with a device called the REcamera. The REcamera already has a dedicated website, which gave us official images of the submarine-inspired shooter.

We aren’t expecting the HTC Nexus 9 to make an appearance, but you just never know. Rumors peg October 15 or 16 as the unveiling of that device, so it would be surprising if Google allows HTC to spoil the anticipation ahead of time. Maybe we’ll get a mention or a teaser…something.

So again, we have a man on the scene for the festivities afterwards, which we hope means hands-on time with new phones or this new camera.

HTC is live streaming the event (video below), so we can all watch along as things unfold. A live blog has been included as well, because we love sharing opinions in real-time.  (more…)

Report: HTC to Release “M8_EYE,” Features 13MP Rear-facing Camera

According to two separate Twitter leakers, HTC is set to launch a new variant of the One (M8), internally called the M8_EYE, complete with a 13MP rear-facing shooter and Duo Camera setup.

From what the leakers state, the phone should feature all of the M8’s same specifications, except for its new shooter. In addition, the phone will run Android 4.4+ with Sense 6 out of the box, just like the current M8 offering from HTC.  (more…)